Creative Living Instructors

Heather Dick

A voice coach, actor, director and the Artistic Director of the Sirius Theatrical Company in Toronto (since 1989), Heather has been an Artist Educator for more than 25 years and has taught a wide variety of workshops across southern Ontario for schools and theatre companies. She is currently a Guest Lecturer in the Dramatic Arts Department at Brock University.

Heather teaches The Joy of Conversation and Exercises in English Conversation

Leehe Lev

Leehe is the owner of Whole Self Fitness, which provides fitness and wellness services for older adults. She has been passionate about nutrition and cooking most of her life. She has held workshops on healthy eating for ten years.

Leehe teaches Healthy Eating

Kevin McCormick

One of the most sought after acting instructors in Toronto, Kevin has worked with thousands of artists over the years and is currently the director of the acclaimed Equity Showcase Theatre, and is the founding artistic director of the Creative Classes at Hart House. Kevin also teaches regularly for Equity Showcase Theatre, The Actors Tutorial and co-ordinates and teaches within a unique arts program at the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Other teaching highlights include York University, The Ryerson Theatre School, The Canadian College of Dance, The National Ballet of Canada, Young Peoples Theatre, The George Randolph Studio Dance Theatre, Leah Posluns Theatre School and The University of New Brunswick.

Kevin has produced and directed a variety of productions and has held the position of Artistic Director for two Ontario Summer Theatres. He is a founding member of the Toronto Association of Acting Studios where he has also served as president.

Kevin teaches Art of Acting: Finding Personal Liberation & Authenticity; In Search of the Actor Within; The Organics of Acting for the Camera: An Introduction and Freedom from Self-Consciousness

Students say,

“I got to explore sides of myself that I don’t know much about.”

“[The course was] an interesting starting point into more self-exploration, self-expression, and listening to others.”

Laura Jane (LJ)Nelles

LJ has been a professional actor and director for 25 years and teaches acting in a variety of settings including York University, The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, the University of Guelph-Humber and as a guest artist at the Toronto Board of Education. She teaches communication to health care professionals at the University of Toronto. LJ is currently pursuing a PhD in theatre at York University with a focus in voice and actor training where she is being mentored by David Smukler. She holds an MFA in acting and directing.

LJ teaches Voice and Speech: An Introduction

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